Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fisker: it doesn't really have to make any sense...

... as long as you can feel good about yourself.

Sure, we'll get yet another aspect of the Solyndra scandal soon here but we couldn't turn out the lights this evening without commenting on this.

You all remember Fisker, right? The American-owned car company that we, as in the U.S. tax-payers, via the Department of Energy's green loan program, lent $529 million to build $97,000 and $57,000 a copy electric cars... in Finland.

At 97 large for their high-performance sedan, there really can be no doubt that the purchase of this vehicle is merele an exercise in green vanity and smugness. And to put to rest any doubt you may have towards our contention, please bare in mind that one of the package options for the Fisker is, wait for it....

... EcoChic

The most advanced sustainable trim package available featuring 100% Recyclable EcoSuede interior material, and Certified Rescued Wood trim from California fires.

Let that settle in for a moment: they're sending that burnt wood all the way over to Finland to be inlaid to the dashboard. Feeling better about that $529 million already, aren't you?

You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried.


SarahB said...

Helps me feel less guilty about my tax-payer subsidized solar lease...at least it's not a luxury product.

Doo Doo Econ said...

Damn! These greenies can sell burnt, oil traveled wood to enviromentally sensative fat cats! Seriously, do these idiots think that electric (coal powered) cars are going to save their souls or get them laid...or both?